For decades now the silent majority of ordinary Britons have been abandoned by the political class, and left politically stranded with no option on the ballot paper that really represents their values or their interests. A number of protest parties have come and gone, generally single issue parties that as such have never attempted to present themselves as potential parties of government. As a result, many voters continue to back one or the other of the two major parties on the grounds that they are a little less bad than the other; the "best of a bad bunch".
This is particularly true in our current political climate. Many are understandably appalled at the idea of a Corbyn government; indeed the prospect of Dianne Abbot as home secretary hardly bears thinking about. Given Corbyn's very aggressive promotion of fringe minority and identity politics and his tendency to align himself with murderous terrorists from the IRA to the PLO, it is clear that he presents a great danger to our country, and many might feel that the "best of a bad bunch" logic seems a lot more applicable now than it would have been with pre-Corbyn Labour.
This is however only partially true. It is only partially true not because it is wrong in its analysis of Corbyn as a dangerous radical, which is absolutely correct. It is partially true because it fails to see how radical the alternative, the Conservative Party, has become; the enormous ground it shares with Corbynite and Blairite Labour, how totally it succumbed to the liberal-left agenda, how aggressively and dogmatically it has legislated for it while in government and how radically our country has changed beyond recognition during its years in power. Record levels of mass immigration, record levels of debt (which is private and not just public), a referendum in Scotland proposing the break-up of the United Kingdom, the legal deconstruction of gender and marriage, funding and state support for Islamist terrorists in Syria and elsewhere and the wilful obstruction of a democratic mandate to leave the EU are all things that have been implemented by the Conservatives since coming to power in 2010. We have effectively open borders, constitutional chaos, rampant cultural Marxism and the total shutting down of the institutions and bonds of nationhood. If this is the "best of a bad bunch", surely it is perhaps time to abandon this "least bad option" approach, take a step back and begin to build something better?
What additional ills could Corbyn inflict upon us? That is a serious question worth considering, and there are ways in which a Corbyn government would be uniquely dangerous, although not perhaps in the ways people might at first imagine. Culturally, he cannot push the broad liberal-left/cultural Marxist agenda any more vehemently than the Conservatives or Blairite elements in Labour have (Peter Hitchens seems to be a rare conservative voice in pointing this out). Economically, Corbyn's Keynesian support for a mixed economy is vastly overhyped, and ironically largely aligns with pre-80s Conservative economic policy, which was to retain publicly-owned core infrastructure and utilities. Many of his more token economic policies are highly irresponsible, but pale in significance in the context of our wider transition to a debt-based, de-industrialised gig economy under successive governments. The chief danger therefore that Corbyn poses is not on economic or cultural matters, but on the constitution.
The issue of an Irish border poll has been rearing its head since the vote to leave the EU; mainly by Remain fanatics with no connection to Northern Ireland who are attempting to browbeat unionist Brexiteers over the head with the threat of a united Ireland. Given Corbyn's open association with Sinn Fein/IRA and his unforgivable support for their cause (including his refusal to condemn the IRA's murder of innocent civilians), he is considerably more likely to grant or even advocate for a border poll in the province than a Conservative government would (and a Conservative-DUP coalition entirely removes this threat). Quite apart from all practical policy considerations, Corbyn's association with Irish republican terrorism makes the idea that he should become UK Prime Minister utterly morally repugnant, and renders him unfit for office. If a Corbyn administration did launch a Northern Irish referendum it is likely that unionists would win it, but Ulster unionists are rightly concerned about the precedent the vote would set, especially given the fact that under the terms of the 1998 Belfast Agreement a Yes vote is irreversible, while a No vote is inconclusive and the referendum can be repeated every seven years (they will no doubt have learned from Scotland's neverendum experience).
This then is the unique danger that a Corbyn administration would pose, and a potent one in the context of all the skulduggery surrounding the Irish border question and the Brexit negotiations. Some voters who may have preferred to vote for small pro-Brexit parties or to abstain from voting may instead rally round the Conservatives as the "best of a bad bunch". Ultimately this a matter for their own conscience, and I will not comment on it either way, other than to state the rather obvious truth that a vote for Corbynite Labour cannot be justified by anybody interested in the political integrity of the United Kingdom.
Whether or not individuals choose to go down the "best of a bad bunch" route to deal with immediate threats, there is a bigger picture that cannot be neglected. For decades now Britain's constitutional, economic, social and moral foundations have been trashed by successive governments, which created the conditions for such phenomena as Corbynite Labour and the SNP to develop in the first place.
The British people, who have witnessed this revolution that changed and continues to change their country beyond recognition, deserve better than the "best of a bad bunch" through a long obsolete two-party system. The silent majority wish for Britain to be united, sovereign, industrial and functional; to be something recognisable to the country that they used to know. For this to be achieved, there must be a greater, more strategic plan than perpetually voting for the "best of a bad bunch". If a new political force dedicated to rebuilding our country does not emerge, then Britain will be lost regardless of whether Labour or the Conservatives are at the helm.
Check out our Ten Point Plan to rebuild our country if you are looking for an alternative to the Labour-Tory establishment.
1. UK Unionism
2. Leave the EU
3. No More Referendums
4. End Mass Immigration
5. Rebuild Infrastructure
6. Rebuild Industry
7. Fiscal Responsibility
8. Family Values
9. Get Tough on Crime
10. Protect Free Speech & Liberties